Getting to know you is my favorite part of the whole process. Hearing your story, your history, your plans and vision – that’s what matters. It’s really at the heart of why I do what I do.

I’ve always had a love of paper, design and people. I ran a chain of paper, card and gift stores in Chicago – dream job for sure! I filled the stores with creative gifts, stationery and cards from all over the globe. After the company was sold, I needed to find my next calling. I had a few different “corporate” jobs but soon realized how much I missed the creative outlet. I also missed people. Relationships. So, Quintessence Papers was born – first as a brick and mortar store in Northbrook and now as a custom design studio.

As always, quintessential customer service is a priority. Taking care of your details and particulars is what we do best. We promise to create the perfect invitation that reflects you and your vision of your special day.

Carolyn can be reached at or 847.498.5544Carolyn Ammer Quintessence Papers